Player profile with Jets captain Taylah Cottees

STAYING FOCUSED: Hawkesbury Jets division one women's captain Taylah Cottees in action. The young captain said her focus this season was leading by example.

STAYING FOCUSED: Hawkesbury Jets division one women's captain Taylah Cottees in action. The young captain said her focus this season was leading by example.

Name: Taylah Cottees

Age: 20

Where are you from: The Hawkesbury

Position: Guard

How long have you been playing Basketball?

I have been playing basketball for eight years

What do you love about the game?

It's such an intense game, and anything can happen at any time, the energy you get after a good play just pushes you to give all you can.

Playing against good teams and alongside a great bunch of girls motivates me to give 110 per cent each game.

How long have you been playing for the Jets?

This is my fourth year with the Hawkesbury Jets.

What do you love most about being a part of the Jets side?

The Jets are a friendly association that wants the best for each and every player.

What do you believe is the teams greatest challenge this season?

Our greatest challenge is playing with a new group of girls who haven't played together, so learning to gel and play as a team, and getting to know each of the girls strength's while playing together.

What do you feel is your greatest challenge this season as an individual?

My greatest challenge as an individual would be learning to take on the new role as captain.

I want to do my best to lead by example, and motivate and encourage the girls week in week out.

What do you hope to achieve this season?

We hope to build cohesiveness throughout the team as well as a humble attitude and competitive spirits going into each game.

How do you feel about your upcoming game?

It's definitely going to be a tough game for us, but we're going into the game with a positive mindset, taking what we've learnt at training into the game.

What do you think the team has to focus on?

As a team I think out main focus would be maintaining our sides confidence throughout our games, as well as applying what we've learnt in training to each of our competition games every week.